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“Online Learning Week” at Baruch
October 9 - October 13
This fall, the week of October 9 (which begins with Columbus Day) will be Online Learning Week at Baruch. All members of the faculty—full-time and adjunct, those with lots of online experience and those with little or none—are encouraged to experiment that week with broadening their experience by going a step or two further than they’ve gone before. How to go about that (or not) is up to you of course: for many this might involve moving one class that week to an online format; for others who have already taught “hybrid” classes (half face-to-face, half online) a further step might be a week of classes that are entirely online; for those with less online experience, making use (or more extended use) of an online discussion board might be the way to go. Again: up to you!
In the weeks leading up to October 9, our Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) will make itself available through planned workshops and one-on-one consulting to help members of the faculty discuss and test options that suit the individual goals of the course. (Chairs should notify faculty if a particular course should not participate.)
Two weeks after Online Learning Week, all who participated are invited to share their experiences and questions in “Town Hall” discussions. What did you feel worked well? What could have been better? What would you do differently if you tried this again? Did the experience lead to further questions or concerns? Did it spark any new discoveries? Did you sense that your students learned more? less? about the same?
Town Hall Discussions
· Tuesday, 10/24 from 12:30-2:00pm, location NVC 14-270
· Wednesday, 10/25 from 4:00-5:00pm, location NVC 14-270
The idea is to try something new. The goal, as it must be, is learning—student and faculty learning.